100 episodes

This is a safe space for anyone who has ever lost a job, left a job, or is sitting at their desks bored out of their mind right now! Based on the hit live digital talk show, "The Unemployed Show," where Anna and guests would wear pajamas every week and commiserate about bad jobs, this podcast is a more intimate look into the world of unemployment and underemployment. Anna sat in front of a camera on her couch for 'The Unemployed Show' for 2 years and then got a job hosting a show in front of hundreds of thousands of people on the app HQ. Is she the fairy godmother of unemployed millennials? Some say yes! Hopefully this podcast will inspire you to pick yourself up and get a new job, or stay on your couch and chill all day. Either way, you'll laugh with Anna and her guests about the insane things they did for work. Each week Anna interviews friends, comedians, and professionals about their worst (and best!) job stories and how they figured out life as an unemployed person. Oh and sometimes they call a stranger from the internet who is unemployed and in need of a pep talk. It's sweet.

Unemployed with Anna Roisman Anna Roisman

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 140 Ratings

This is a safe space for anyone who has ever lost a job, left a job, or is sitting at their desks bored out of their mind right now! Based on the hit live digital talk show, "The Unemployed Show," where Anna and guests would wear pajamas every week and commiserate about bad jobs, this podcast is a more intimate look into the world of unemployment and underemployment. Anna sat in front of a camera on her couch for 'The Unemployed Show' for 2 years and then got a job hosting a show in front of hundreds of thousands of people on the app HQ. Is she the fairy godmother of unemployed millennials? Some say yes! Hopefully this podcast will inspire you to pick yourself up and get a new job, or stay on your couch and chill all day. Either way, you'll laugh with Anna and her guests about the insane things they did for work. Each week Anna interviews friends, comedians, and professionals about their worst (and best!) job stories and how they figured out life as an unemployed person. Oh and sometimes they call a stranger from the internet who is unemployed and in need of a pep talk. It's sweet.

    Episode 99: From A 'Housewives' Dig To Becoming A Bravo Personality with Daryn Carp

    Episode 99: From A 'Housewives' Dig To Becoming A Bravo Personality with Daryn Carp

    Happy 99th episode everyone! This week we are joined by one of the greats! We have host, comedian, Bravo personality, and friend, Daryn Carp (Shaken & Disturbed Podcast, People's Reality Check) on the show! Daryn is one of the busiest freelancers we know, but for an hour she was unemployed with us. We discuss her first jobs in her family's ski shops, working as a waitress in her hometown, and then the coveted retail job at American Apparel (RIP). But after her retail days, Daryn landed the NBC page program right out of college where she got to work on a bunch of NBC shows. Eventually she got an interview to work with Andy Cohen, where she was exceptionally honest about her opinions on Bravo shows. What could have cancelled her in the Bravo-verse turned into an 11 year job working alongside Andy Cohen at Bravo. We get to learn some great advice that Daryn has gotten over the years and it's very cool to hear how supportive of a boss he's been throughout her life. This episode is inspiring, and shout out to Andy Cohen if he ever wants to be a guest! LOL. Make sure you check out Daryn on social: @carpedaryn and listen to Shaken & Disturbed podcast!

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 98: Corporate, Comedy, and 'Cancel Culture' (the podcast) with Evan Shapiro

    Episode 98: Corporate, Comedy, and 'Cancel Culture' (the podcast) with Evan Shapiro

    This week's episode is with an amazing Film & TV Producer, Professor, Cartographer of the Media Universe, and Anna's friend, Evan Shapiro! Evan has had some incredible jobs over the years working for big corporate media companies, producing major comedy series like Portlandia, teaching at NYU, and his latest venture- starting a podcast with his daughter about cancel culture! (Brave, right?! It's so funny.) Evan gives some of the best advice we've had on this podcast. He talks to us about the rise and fall of major media companies, and what he liked and disliked about working for some of these corporations, and how he's able to fuel his creativity into his life now. He tells us stories about running his own business, a creative marketing agency working with Broadway's biggest shows, and developing Portlandia for IFC. Evan and Anna talk about finding your passion and figuring out a way to make money doing it, which is really what a job should be. And also Broadway...they're big theater nerds. You're going to love this episode and feel empowered about work after listening to it. So to take him down a notch (just kidding) go listen to his new podcast, "Cancel Culture" with his daughter and her comedian friends who have to write a joke for Evan about a questionable topic that could definitely get him cancelled! Follow Evan on social media @eshap - and for more wise words, his Substack!

    Find out more at https://unemployed-with-anna-roisman.pinecast.co

    Episode 97: And Just Like That...She Worked! with Nicole Travolta

    Episode 97: And Just Like That...She Worked! with Nicole Travolta

    We're back! We've been on a little break but hey, we're on our way to episode 100! This week we have on one of Anna's new and close friends who she has never met in person, the hilarious and talented Nicole Travolta! Nicole and Anna literally met over instagram where they were posting SATC impressions over the pandemic and then ended up collaborating on a video! A video that they shot separately from NY and LA and edited it together! Technology, people. This episode is so wonderful because Nicole really shows us what it's like when your personal life can interrupt your professional one. After going through a divorce, she truly found herself and her passion again and has been making incredible content and strides in her career! Plus we get some amazing stories about clients of hers that she has spray tanned before. It's pretty remarkable. We can't wait to make more content together and you're gonna adore Nicole so follow her at @NicoleTravolta on social media and enjoy her videos!! Also, Anna and Ellen discuss Anna's latest gig - always another gig! (Least she's not fully unemployed?)

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 96: Jewish or Fully Employed? With Eitan Levine

    Episode 96: Jewish or Fully Employed? With Eitan Levine

    Shabbat Shalom! We're dropping this episode on a Friday because Anna has her good friend and fellow Jewish comedian, the host of the Tiktok series "Jewish or Antisemitic" Eitan Levine! Eitan is serving us the Jewish content we need where anyone can play the game - you just have to decide if it's Jewish or not! Eitan starts off this episode with a story about seeing the Baldwins which you know Anna lives for. Eitan is a hustler - he produces a bunch of shows and content and videos for companies and he's a famous porn writer! (Not a joke, his work has won huge awards!) But back in the day, he was a camp counselor, he was a Kardashian expert and wrote for many publications, and he filmed very fun videos for Elite Daily. Eitan's stories are so wild - just google "Hamiltoe" and you will love it. Eitan is super fun to work with and Anna can only hope he continues to hire her for fun Jewish projects, lol. Eitan's got the world's most interesting resume and you will totally enjoy his content on social so follow @Eitanthegoalie and have a good laugh! Listen to all the other episodes before we hit 100!!!

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 95: The Long Island Mom of TikTok with Becca Bastos

    Episode 95: The Long Island Mom of TikTok with Becca Bastos

    We're back with Episode 95 (almost 100!) and we have the hilarious TikTok star and content creator, Becca Bastos! You may know her from her Long Island mom characters, her flight attendants, her chipotle employees, and the list goes on. Check out her TikTok if you haven't already fallen in love! We discuss her road to TikTok success, and of course Anna gets advice on becoming a TikTok star, her life's goal. We talk about becoming a full-time content creator and what it's like to negotiate deals with brands, getting banned on Tiktok for silly things, and navigating the whole digital world! We take it back to her first job as a camp counselor at a musical theater camp, working at a catering hall, double majoring in college, and nannying. She's a busy gal! This is such a fun episode, and we're so glad to have met Becca! She's awesome so check out her videos (@actressbec). Thank us after. Also Anna tells a very funny story about a job she recently had. It's a HOOT! Listen to all 94 other episodes and catch up! Hire us! Xo

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 94: The Teenage Manny with Khalid Rahmaan

    Episode 94: The Teenage Manny with Khalid Rahmaan

    This week on the podcast we have the hilarious comedian and friend of Anna's, Khalid Rahmaan! First of all this is the nicest episode of the pod. The complimenting alone is so sweet! Khalid is one of the most positive comics on the scene. Khalid talks to us about how he was fired over Zoom in the pandemic for a customer service job, which we believe to be iconic. But he embraced the pandemic days and started doing voiceovers and standup shows online to stay busy. Khalid wasn't always a full-time comedian and writer, he was a teenage Manny! The only "teenage, black, straight, male nanny" and he wants you to remember this. He worked for the longest running Phantom in Phantom of the Opera. And you MUST listen to this ep to hear the story of when Khalid took two young boys to a Wu-Tang concert! We are still dying laughing. He also worked as a salesperson for fake ads for college sports games which was shady AF, he was a PA, he had random jobs. Khalid tells the most incredible stories, you're gonna LOVE this ep! Then go follow him at @Khalidsays and check out his comedy! Rate & Review & Check out our Patreon if you love us!

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

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Love this podcast!

Anna is great!!!

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Anna reminds me of Meredith Vieira

Anna, and I mean this as the ultimate compliment, reminds me of Meredith Vieira. Anna is a great American.

I recommend this podcast to all humans and creatures.

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Noa!

Great episode. Noa is a true pathfinder. And any time spent around him you will have a moment that does redirect you. Leaving my job of 15 years and this helped me come to terms that I did what is right for me right now. Thanks so much.

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